Tag Archives: 17 August 2012

Pediatric Therapy Corner: Cerebral Palsy and Exercise

by: The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Introduction: All Americans should engage in regular physical activity at a level appropriate to their capacities, needs, and interests. All children and adults should set and reach a goal of accumulating … Continue reading


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Therapist Resource of the Week: Down Syndrome Health Issues

This is a great site that I was reminded of this week by Tara Jimenez PT.  It was created by a pediatrician, Dr. Len Leshin.   I spoke with him back in 2010 and he gave PediaStaff permission to reprint several … Continue reading


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Worth Repeating: A Parent’s Perspective – Life With My X-Men

[Source: Notes from a Pediatric Occupational Therapist] Today I’d like to welcome Kristie of Life With My X-Men. Kristie and her husband, Eric, are the proud parents of two boys who have Fragile X Syndrome. Drew, age 12, and Blake, … Continue reading


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White Matter Development In The Postnatal Brain Impacted By External Stimulation

[Source: Science Daily] A team at Children’s National Medical Center has found that external stimulation has an impact on the postnatal development of a specific region of the brain. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study used sensory deprivation to look … Continue reading


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Girls With ADHD More Prone to Self-Injury, Suicide as They Enter Adulthood

[Source:  Science Daily] Girls with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) — and their families — often look forward to the likely decline in visible symptoms such as fidgety or disruptive behavior as they mature into young women. However, new findings … Continue reading


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